Shocking Details About 21-Year-Old Massachusetts Airman Jack Texeira Who “Leaked Confidential Pentagon Documents”
A YOUNG intelligence officer has reportedly been arrested after being linked to an online gambling group that leaked classified Pentagon documents.
The leaker has been identified as US Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, 21, who is reportedly the leader of a Discord chat where 20 to 30 young men shared a love of lewd jokes, guns and video games.
FBI agents stormed Teixeira’s home in North Dighton, Massachusetts on Thursday to arrest him and comb the property.
The agency said they continue to conduct “authorized law enforcement activities,” while a Pentagon spokesman could not confirm whether or not the young man is considered a person of interest.
Months ago, classified documents began circulating on social media, prompting officials to look for the source that leaked them.
The leak was traced to a Discord chat by gamers titled Thug Shaker Central, which confirmed the documents were sent by a friend, the New York Times reported.
Members of the group confirmed that the chat’s organizer, known to them as OG, sent the classified information and said he told them it was from his job.
“He’s a smart person,” an unnamed contributor told The Washington Post.
“Of course he knew what he was doing when he released those documents.
While the group confirmed the source of the leak, they refused to reveal his identity, claiming he’s a good person who just “wanted to keep us updated.”
The friends came together to seek fellowship during the Covid-19 pandemic after being forced to stay at home.
Together, the crew of young men and boys watched movies, laughed at lewd jokes, and prayed.
Two US law enforcement officials have reportedly told NBC News that Teixeira is the suspected leaker of the classified documents.
He’s drafted into the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
The leaked documents contain sensitive information about the support the United States is giving to Ukraine amid its war with Russia.
The documents detail U.S. and NATO plans to help Ukraine prepare for a spring offensive against Russia and suggest China has secretly launched a 6,500 mph hypersonic missile that could beat U.S. defenses.
They also revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is undergoing chemotherapy and show that a British spy plane narrowly escaped being shot down by the Russians due to a missile malfunction.
The leak was originally spotted on a now-defunct Discord server, and three former users said a large number of documents were shared there, according to Bellingcat.
Addressing the documents on Thursday, President Joe Biden said the US was “close” to finding answers to the leak.
“As you know, there is a full investigation ongoing with the Secret Services and the Justice Department and they are getting close,” he told reporters during his visit to Dublin, Ireland.